Bliss

Dissapointment is probably the one thing that many people would find in the middle of finding a way on reaching dreams and fulfilling hopes. I've had a lot of hopes, dreams, goals in life that I want to reach, but probably not that too ambitious about it and I try my best to compromise everytime there is anything in life that I met that would lead me to different directions.


But regarding to ideas....it is always so hard for me to do so. Thousands of ideas are roaming inside my head waiting to come out and I've been waiting patiently while working hard to fulfill them one by one, a step at a time.  And most of the time when someone try to "kill" those ideas, my heart just crushed with dissapointment. I am really, in fact, so sad right now for facing this again, at the very important time of my life.

I've faced this so many times, back when I was still studying in college. No one other than us, students of design, should know how hard our days in college are (or were). We had to be always so creative, always to come up with new ideas, new design, new concept that we could actually work on and create them in real life, but it was always hard to convince people (and out tutors) about our ideas and it was hard to make it all happen. But I guess that's how I fell in love with what I am doing.


It is getting closer to the most important day of my life (me and my fiance, that is) and it's getting extremely easy for me to get frustrated, stressed out and incredibly panic...about everything. And I guess this is only one part of it all. Hope things will go through as I hope it would be in the end.

Anyway, my fiance and I are going to leave this super busy big city for a few days. Just a part of our big  preparations. See you all soon with more tales on travelling and more photos. Cheerios and hope all of you are well.



xoxo,
Dee~~


All pictures were taken by Wahyu Adi Pramardika with Olympus Pen ees-2
Locations: (1) Plaza Indonesia - Transjakarta Shelter Bunderan Indonesia (2) Bekasi Square (3) Bakrie Tower Kuningan - Semanggi Intersection

Style Inspiration: February Styling Tips

Found this online. An interesting styling tips that I love so much and probably would try. Just a little something to share today :)

Courtesy of whowhatwear.com
Click here for more info on the tips.

My Kind of Valentine

Today is Valentine's Day. Nothing extremely special really, since I'm not a person who regularly celebrate this day (well, not since 10 years ago haha). Today I skipped work for having this cramps on my stomache since I woke up in the morning and I was just simply trying to find anything to do and to get my mind off the pain. I've been in love with scrapbooking lately but haven't found any spare time to do it on my own or collecting the materials needed, especially when I also don't have the space to do it in my room. Everything is pretty messy around with all the preparations for this big event coming in a few more weeks and I really don't want to add any more mess in my room.

And then I found another way to do it, by digital scrapbooking. I've been trying do learn to make stuff with this and never really show them to people. And today I suddenly wanted to give a little something fun to my fiance while I'm at home and he's at work. After almost an hour working on some scraps I finally managed to create something that I immediately sent to him as a Valentine gift. Here it is....


My first try on digital scrapboking, a special Valentine gift for my fiance :)

I emailed it to him this afternoon in the middle of his busy hours and felt really good. Not bad for my first try, huh?

I got the idea from a simple sentence "Everyday you are my Valentine", and place some of our pictures and that clock image to describe how I love him everyday of my life.

Thanks a lot to Shabby Princess DesignsKimeric Kreations, and Dee's Deelights for sharing the beautiful materials :)

And Happy Valentine's Day to everyone...

Love,
Dee~~

Interior Inspiration: Creative Walls And Corners

It's Monday again and it's always feels so hard to be back on maximum level on concentration to be working again. So I'm trying to gather some inspirations on interior concepts to get be back on track. Today I'm going to share some ideas I found online on arranging your personal space. These are some inspirations I'm sharing that might also help you arrange and decorate some walls and corners on your home, and hopefully mine haha...

1. Workspaces

I always have my own special workspace at home but never could really arrange it as much as I want. These are some inspirations on decorating the walls and spaces to make it much more enjoyable to work on.

Display important notes and inspirations.
Use a board to put them on, and choose beautiful paper notes so the notes and inspirations letters (or pictures) will keep the wall bright and refreshing.




Keep it simple, with small and useful decorations to freshen up the space.
Put flowers on a small vase, plus a table lamp with colorfull shade.
A small chalkboard should be an interesting idea for a special notepad.


This might help for scrapbooking lovers.
Organize the scrapbooking materials to save space and easy to use.
The materials should look beautiful when you organize them on the wall and also reachable when you're working.


Also for scrapbooking or works on design.
Keep it organized.
I personally love this idea since my workspace is always so messy.
This might help you reach the items you need easily.
Organized spaces keeps you creative...well, most of the time :)



2. Display Keepsakes and Accessories

I have to admit, I am totally an accessories fetish.
I collect all kinds of vintage rings, bracelets and necklaces.
Displaying them while keeping them organized seems like a great idea :)


These little assimetrical shelfs are really cute. You can keep some little souvenirs in them.
Put them on a contrast coloured/textured wallpapers and they will stand out on your room.
I'll probably add some small framed photos in them.


Another concept on displaying your keepsakes.
Put boxes for storages and put some items to display on them.
You know you can't just keep those boots of yours locked inside your wardrobe.



3. Hidden Hideouts

I kinda like the idea of having a secret hideouts.
You know that sometimes you can find that wasted space under the stairs of your home, 
which most ended up to be an emergency storage area that you never enter or just simply throw things at.
Use a contrast wallpaper with different tones from the walls from the surrounding areas, put a small side table and a small stool, some accessories or table lamp, and there you go - a secret hideout for yourself to enjoy.



Cushions and sofa-bed under the windows are always our favorite.
They're comfortable, fresh, and you can enjoy the scenery by having some laid back time with a cup of coffee and a book.
These two pictures share different ideas on how to do this concept.
Just make sure you have extra pillows and a blanket and you are done :)


4. Hang them on!

Posters and photos on the wall? This one is close enough.
Another idea on that concept is by hanging those pictures and posters on a hanger, put them on the wall, and you can  change those posters anytime just by taking them off from the hangers and switch to new ones.
This way you won't be harming your walls entirely by changing from one poster to another.



Enjoy your Monday 

Love,
Dee~~


PS: none of the photos belong to me. click on each photo to open the sources.


Source: book-slut.tumblr.com via Amanda on Pinterest

Source: ohreneedesign.com via Amanda on Pinterest

Singapoh! (part 3)

Day 3

The last day part of the tour was a special free day for all. And again I re-group with the same team as the day before to went out to IKEA and had an extra shopping for goods there. Going out with the public transportation was fun.

We got back at the hotel at almost time for all the group to gather for the last time before going to the airport. But since we noticed that we still had time to catch a local ice cream from a street cadger that is located at the traffic light corner right in front of Takashimaya Dept. Store. So what we did was, we walked as fast as we can (with a little bit of sprint running) from our hotel right after we finished packing our stuff towards Takashimaya which was about 4 traffic lights intersections away, bought the ice cream, ate it while walking faster (and more sprinting) back to the hotel, and finished eating them right at the exact time as we got to the hotel again and got up to the bus. Ridiculously fun and full of adrenaline rush haha...

And the whole walking extra fast and sprinting didn't end there. We re-joined the others and went straight to Changi airport. Right after passing immigration and heading to boarding room our boss contacted one of us and insisted to show us the airport terminal where he is at, which was much bigger and much more exciting than where we were. So the four of us (the same team as yesterday and the ice-cream hunt) rushed out from the boarding room to the other terminal by Skytrain, meet our boss and had a short tour where he showed us the amazing designs and all the facilities that were provided. We timed our meet for no longer than 40 minutes, so right after we rushed back, got on the skytrain and walked faster back to boarding room. I'm even tired just by picturing the whole thing all over again. *sigh* *inhale-exhale*


IKEA!


Cute things in IKEA :)

Salmon for lunch at IKEA's cafetaria :)



The amazing details in Changi airport
Waiting for the skytrain

Anyway, it was only about an hour later when we finally got onboard the airplane, and we landed at CGK at about 9 PM that night. And such a coincidence that my dad had just landed an hour earlier from Solo so we got to go home together.

It was a fun short trip and tiring. The next day was Friday and the last message our boss gave us that NO ONE could skip work that day so we all got back to work as instructed the next morning. I can't wait to go on a travel again. This was a good start for 2012.

All photos were taken by myself (with Canon 350D and Nokie E63), my work-mates Rio, Eko and Mbak Dede, and of course, our boss.
Documentation courtesy belongs to the company.

Singapoh! (part 2)

Day 2

We got up early for breakfast at the hotel and re-group early that morning for the next tour. The second part of the tour was going to Universal Studios. We spent the whole full day having fun and touring in the area. Since we did have a 'special homework' on learning all the architectures in Singapore, we paid much attention on the details in the Studio. Everything, the details, designs and the rides was amazing. And we did have fun.

My friends and I got separated with the whole group and went searching for different rides and stuff in a small group of four. This little team then sort of went adventuring alone in Singapore from that time onwards. The tour on Sentosa Island ended by watching the beautiful performance of Songs of The Sea.

Photo in front of the globe

Entering the fun
Receiving instructions from our tour guide before having fun

Rio and I, with the crew of Water Worlds

Shopping cute things for my fiance and family :)

Lining up for Transformers - The Ride

The details are insane

We tried. Hard. *sigh*



Shoping!


A walk down on Merlion Park, Sentosa Island, on our way to Songs of the Sea

Later that night I joined some of my workmates (the whole architect team) to had a night tour. We went to Marina Bay and took a long walk around Esplanade area, and went back to our hotel at Orchard Road around midnight.




Yes, of course I brought little Terry with me :)

BBQ Squid. yummmm :p

Oh, and look who's having a specially great time :)

Little Terry with his camera ;))

(--to be continued--)


Singapoh! (part 1)

On the last week of January, the company I am working at held a 3 days outing tour to Singapore. There were 20 people that went on the tour alongside our boss, with a couple of field-workers that got tagged along since they were actually had to go to Singapore to do some work on one of our company's project.

It was a short but fun trip. And since it wasn't a private travelling agenda for me so I'm gonna share you some pics and just a round up story. I'm going to post for the story in 3 parts.

Day 1

We left extra early in the morning to catch the first flight leaving Jakarta to Singapore with Lion Air. It was around 3 AM when the whole team gathered at our office to go by bus to the airport. It was still early when we landed on Singapore that we had some time to rest and had breakfast before starting on the tour.

We went with some crew of the travel agent that helped us, so the first day as part of the 3 days tour was planned totally for shopping spree. We stopped by at Merlion first to had some photoshoot and then went to the Chinatown, Bugis Street, Mustafa Center at Little India and this super chocolate shop where I bought some special package for my fiance.


Arrived at Changi

In front of our tour bus
The whole tour member of our company.
The man with the sunglasses in the middle is our boss.
In front of Merlion.
This was taken by our boss with his new camera. The sun was extremely hot that I couldn't keep my eyes open.


With the female co-workers (which aren't many)
Lunch!



In front of orange trees :)


The wishing tree.
It was still at the peak of celebrating Chinese New Year so we could find similar trees everywhere.


Myself, in front of the temple in Chinatown
(--to be continued--)